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  • Advanced Practice Nursing Ethics in Chronic Disease Self-Managementby Barbara Klug Redman

    Springer Publishing Company 2012; US$ 50.00

    The trend toward patient self-management (PSM) of chronic disease is accelerating at a rapid pace along with the evolution of home-based or mobile technologies to support this care. Yet the development of self-management practice standards and advanced practice nursing support has been haphazard. This book fills a glaring void by addressing, against... more...

  • Justice, Luck & Responsibility in Health Careby Yvonne Denier; Chris Gastmans; Toon Vandevelde

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book offers a philosophical framework for contemporary health care. The contributors - philosophers, theologians and economists - discuss whether the concepts of justice, luck and responsibility have practical force to guide normative discussions. more...

  • Hippocratic, Religious, and Secular Medical Ethicsby Robert M. Veatch

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Where should physicians get their ethics? Professional codes such as the Hippocratic Oath claim moral authority for those in a particular field, yet according to medical ethicist Robert Veatch, these codes have little or nothing to do with how members of a guild should understand morality or make ethical decisions. While the Hippocratic Oath continues... more...

  • Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century Americaby Eric Boyle

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    This timely volume illustrates how and why the fight against quackery in modern America has largely failed, laying the blame on an unlikely confluence of scientific advances, regulatory reforms, changes in the medical profession, and the politics of consumption. more...

  • An Introduction to Global Health Ethicsby Andrew D. Pinto; Ross E. G. Upshur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    The field of global health is expanding rapidly. An increasing number of trainees are studying and working with marginalized populations, often within low and middle-income countries. Such endeavours are beset by ethical dilemmas: mitigating power differentials, addressing cultural differences in how health and illness are viewed, and obtaining individual... more...

  • The Lobotomy Lettersby Mical Raz

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 19.69

    The rise and widespread acceptance of psychosurgery constitutes one of the most troubling chapters in the history of modern medicine. By the late 1950s, tens of thousands of Americans had been lobotomized as treatment for a host of psychiatric disorders. Though the procedure would later be decried as devastating and grossly unscientific, many patients,... more...

  • Money-Driven Medicineby Maggie Mahar

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Why is medical care in the United States so expensive? For decades, Americans have taken it as a matter of faith that we spend more because we have the best health care system in the world. But as costs levitate, that argument becomes more difficult to make. Today, we spend twice as much as Japan on health care?yet few would argue that our health... more...

  • Overdosed Americaby John Abramson

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization of medical knowledge itself. Drawing on his background in statistics, epidemiology, and health policy, John Abramson, M.D., reveals the ways... more...

  • Narrative and Stories in Health Careby Yasmin Gunaratnam; David Oliviere

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 64.99

    The use of narrative methods has a long history in palliative care, pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, Narrative and Stories in Health Care provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary examination of work with narrative and stories in contemporary health and social care, with a focus on the care of people who are ill... more...

  • What Patients Teachby Larry R. Churchill; Joseph B. Fanning; David Schenck

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    Being a patient is a unique interpersonal experience but it is also a universal human experience. The relationships formed when we are patients can also teach some of life's most important lessons, and these relationships provide a special window into ethics, especially the ethics of healthcare professionals. This book answers two basic questions:... more...